National Library events associated with the 'Helsinki 200 Years as Capital' jubilee project
The Engel tour of the National Library
Carl Ludvig Engel: man and architect. This one-hour guided tour presents Engel's design of the library building as well as his personality.
Language: German and/or Finnish
Partner: Goethe Institute
The Generational Puzzle
16 May–29 September: Exhibition in the Rotunda
Photography books on Helsinki, fiction writing, food culture, farming and crafts.
Exhibition design: Journalist Tiina Harpf
Characters in South Ostrobothnian Literature
7 June–8 September: Exhibition in the cafeteria and the Agricola Room
The exhibition is associated with the provincial fair held in Senate Square from 7 to 9 June.
Exhibition design: Mervi Heikkilä, Director of Library Services, and Hannele Puhtimäki, Head of Section
Partners: Seinäjoki Public Library/Provincial Library, Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia
Courtyard of the National Library
18 August from 11.00 to 15.00
Urban farmers from the Dodo environmental organisation encourage people to "paint the town green" by cultivating useful plants in the Greater Helsinki area. Join us for advice and inspiration, spinning, plant dyeing, food circles, DIY tips and crafts.
8 October 2012–31 January 2013: exhibition in the Rotunda
The exhibition will be arranged collaboratively with the discipline of history at the University of Helsinki and will also involve various public events.
Exhibition design: history students under the direction of Professor Laura Kolbe
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